How “Ghost Flights” May Threaten Sustainability in Commercial Aviation

DALLAS – For the past two years, near-empty flights have haunted the skies of Europe. These “ghost flights” became common in the early days of the pandemic, a product of contractual obligations between airlines and airports that required a minimum number of flights to hold onto valuable airport slots.

However, more than two years after the beginning of the pandemic, these ghost flights are still common. This suggests they may have become a long-term issue the industry must tackle.

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What Are Ghost Flights?

Ghost flights are planes operating at less than 10% capacity. Airlines fly them to retain read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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